I was going to have Bill Bremmer from Lumpy Paddles make me one insofar as I had purchased a paddle from his previously that was just what I was looking for, but it seems that he is no longer in business (and based on a discussion in this forum that I came across, his disappearance has generated some concern as to his well-being…any updates??). Anyway, I just want a simple spare that fits on my foredeck (hence a storm paddle). Preferably cedar, I don’t think I need special tips or inlays or take-apart mechanisms, or anything like that. I came across http://www.thomasboats.com/greenland-paddles/ and it looks like it might be a good option, and at a reasonable price. Are there any other’s out there I should consider. Thanks for any input.
I have GPs from several makers. My paddle from Don Beale, is similiar to my Lumpy-s . The blade of the Beale is thinner,. The looms are very similar. My Beale is smoother for rolling. The Lumpy feels better paddling. Both are great regardless. Beale’s turn around time, is much quicker.
http://www.northpointpaddles.com/p/our-paddles.html?m=1 Makes storm paddles. We only have a full sized paddle from them.
I have a paddle from ThomasBoats, maybe from 2 years ago. It is well made, the turnaround was quick, so I am quite happy with it. Locust tips and edges.